MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 58 (Mar 11/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Mar 11, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

A pretty quiet week in card spikes…that is up until the MM17 reveals wrapped up Thursday and people started moving on cards that weren’t included. (Expect to see those here next week.)

Three Wishes

Three Wishes (Visions, Rare)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $4.25
Gain: +$3.75 (+750%)

Colossus of Sardia (Antiquities, Rare)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $28.00
Gain: +$24.50 (+700%)

Merchant Scroll (Homelands, Common)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $8.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+300%)

Yawgmoth’s Bargain (UZD, Rare)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+140%)

Fabricate (MRD, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $19.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+137.50%)

City of Shadows (DRK, Rare)
Start: $5.50
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$7.50 (+136%)

Tarfire (Lorwyn, Uncommon)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $2.00
Gain: +$1.00 (+100.50%)

Fulminator Mage (MM2, Rare)
Start: $20.00
Finish: $40.00
Gain: +$20.00 (+100%)

Note: Mox Opal and Karn Liberated were also up 30% or so this week.

James’ Picks:

Master of Waves

  1. Master of Waves (Theros, Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $3.00 to $6.00 (+3.00/100%) 12+ months)

2. Aether Vial (Kaladesh Masterpieces)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $75.00 to $100.00 (+25.00/+33%, 12+ months)

3. Ancient Stirrings (ROE, Common)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $5.00 to $10.00 (+5.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Leyline of Sanctity (MM2, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $16.00 to $25.00 (+9.00/+56%, 0-6+ months)

2. Steely Resolve (ONS, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 6: $5.00 to $12.00 (+7.00/+140%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

James & Travis went over the result from the Magic Online World Championship and GP Brisbane (Modern).

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The boys reviewed the recent announcement giving Channel Fireball control of all Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix worldwide.

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6 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 58 (Mar 11/17)”

  1. What are your opinions on bans/unbans on standard? Which do you think would happen, if at all? For me, I believe that Felidar Guardian and Scrapheap Scrounger will get hit for Standard, and that Jace might unbanned. Wanted to bring this up because the blog is silent in terms of potential bans despite happy discussion from any other site/forums.

    1. Heavy discussion from every other site/forums**. You guys really need to allow people to edit or delete their own comments.

    2. Never mind, listen at starting at 38:39 time point for standard commentary and ban opinions (use time stamps please!!!!). Also, I would have noted the aether works marvel pick up range and recommendation.

      Apparently, the opinion of the authors is that uncommon staples of the big three and scrapheap scrounger (~44:30 min) are ideal targets for bans. Thank you for stating that more bans would set a bad precedent, as someone who spent the last several weeks trading into a Mardu Vehicles build for FNM play.

  2. Good picks. Ancient Stirrings maybe/is the next Serum Visions as finance goes. It’s all about when to get off. I am currently in 80 deep @ $3 a piece, and holding for at least 3 months.

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